Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin
65+ and 13-25
12 and under
Meet at our guide on the square next to the Palace of Tears, Reichstagufer 17, 10117 Berlin.
Berlin’s Jewry has a unique and special history, from the days of the Enlightenment, through the horrors of the Holocaust up to the revival of the present day. Berlin fosters one of the world’s fastest-growing Jewish communities.
Mendelssohn and Einstein are just two examples of Berlin Jews who have been responsible for some of the most significant events in intellectual and cultural history, changing the way all of us – Jews and non-Jews alike – live and think. Yet their achievements came against a backdrop of anti-Semitic harassment and discrimination, which came to a head in the 20th century with devastating effect.
Visit the site of the ancient Jewish Cemetery, which was desecrated by the Nazis in 1943 in an effort to eradicate the memory of Jewish history in Berlin. Walk through the courtyards where working-class Jewish immigrants dreamed of a better world. See the magnificent New Synagogue and hear the amazing history of this building, which reflects the fate of Berlin’s Jews before, during and after Nazi persecution. Visit the Workshop for the Blind, one of many places where non-Jews risked their lives to save their Jewish neighbours.
The tour finishes near Rosen Straße (Mitte)
This is a full 3 hour walk, and we had an excellent guide. We saw the site of the old synagogue, and the heard the story of how the wives saved their jewish husbands from the Nazis, and the poignant sculpture of the man on the bench (if you ignore what happens, then they will come for you next). We saw the Hackenschen Hoefe complex, where Otto Weidt (a sort of Schindler) helped Jews in danger. We also the old cemetery where Jews were buried, and the Nazis removed most of the headstones. An excellent tour.
Thanks to our Tour guide for a very interesting and personal guide around some of the Jewish and cultural sites in Berlin. We found it very moving, enlightening and enjoyed your passion about the city.
Our guide was great. It was very informative. I would highly recommend this tour. Berlin has an interesting story involving the Jews and our guide was excellent in explaining this history.
Guide is friendly and considerate. We have done many tours throughout Europe and found our guide to be one of the most knowledgeable and informed tour guides we have ever had. My husband and I would strongly recommend him to anyone considering the tour.
Our guide was so much fun! He was so informative and patient with our millions of questions. We highly recommend this tour!
Our guide gave a fantastic tour on Jewish Berlin. Her knowledge of German-Jewish history is amazing and her view as an Israeli very interesting and fascinating.
Our tour guide was fantastic. She was knowledgeable and very engaging. Her background made this tour engaging and fun!! I recommend this tour highly.
My uncle and I attended the tour with Insider With her interesting background, we found our guide to be super outgoing, engaging, enthusiastic, and extremely passionate about relaying some of the history of Jewish Berlin.